Re: Red C/SBP 26/02/17: Fianna Fáil: 26 % (-1) Fine Gael: 24 % (n/c) Sinn Féin: 19 % (+5)
The emergence of Sinn Fein electorally, and the shrinkage of the FF/FG vote, is the biggest consistent shift in the last 30 years.
Originally Posted by GregTimo
I'm not sure how much it can be seen as a shift to the left, much as I would like it to be, given that Labour has collapsed and Sinn Fein is only mildly leftish, and more nationalist/populist.
Edit: If it is right, AAA-PBP on 6% is also, if long term, a significant change. Not so long since SF was at that level.
I think some people are too inclined to only look from poll to poll, and to forget what a seismic shift this is from the overwhelming majority FF governments that have dominated much of the history of the Republic.
Last edited by C. Flower; 26-02-2017 at 11:22 AM.
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